Photo by: Frank Trimbos (Waalijk, Netherlands); Kruger National Park, South Africa
For more, watch Peter’s 2012 PopTech talk.
The Survival Seed Vault is cute, but you’ve got to take a look at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an honest to goodness vault for conserving samples of seeds from all over the world. In 2007, Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, gave the PopTech audience a sneak peek of the seed vault as it was being constructed in Norway. To find out more about conserving biodiversity watch Cary’s PopTech talk here.
Interactive map shows the locations of 25,000 species
Knowing the distribution of species around the world will help officials decide how to focus conservation efforts.
This is a great open data tool to generate awareness about conservation.
“The United Nations Environment Programme has recently turned to the power of the wiki to provide a worldwide picture of wildlife conservation efforts. The new site, ProtectedPlanet, aims to increase visits to and awareness of protected areas. The potential is then generated for increases in upkeep funding and popularity of conservation efforts. ProtectedPlanet links into Wikipedia, Google Maps and the Google photo site Panoramio.”